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Connecting a thinkpad keyboard to an usb port

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rzl
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Connecting a thinkpad keyboard to an usb port

#1 Post by rzl » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:14 pm

Hello!
As of subject, I'd like to connect one of my spares thinkpad keyboards to an usb port and use it as my primary keyboard for my desktop computer.

I know lenovo sells thinkpad keyboard, but they are f*cking expensive, i'm too poor to buy one of them.

Any hints about this, by the way?

It would be absolutely cool to use a *real* thinkpad keyboard everywhere.

Thank you in advance,

rzl

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Re: Connecting a thinkpad keyboard to an usb port

#2 Post by Monck » Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:54 pm

Buy cheapest Keybord, it will work almost that same good as TP.
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Re: Connecting a thinkpad keyboard to an usb port

#3 Post by vladis » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:49 am

It is not possible, but there is USB thinkpad keyboard even with trackpoint. But it is little expensive, in my opinion.

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Re: Connecting a thinkpad keyboard to an usb port

#4 Post by AMATX » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:57 am

I just bought two external keyboards similar/same as in the above post/pic, and I got 'em for just over $50 off of ebay. Work great, too, altho I have noticed some diff in relative positioning of the Fx keys at top. Not a big deal, just something to get used to.

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Re: Connecting a thinkpad keyboard to an usb port

#5 Post by vladis » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:07 pm

AMATX: two for 50 ? Good price.. but, was it brand new or used ?
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